#Psychology

The Art Of Authenticity Whilst On Social Media

Marcus Brown | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

With the birth of my daughter, I've really struggled about what I share online outside of running. It's prompted me to think about what does it mean to be seen and fully authentic on social media.

How Adult Colouring Books Can Help You Beat Stress

Jackie Gallego | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In 2013, Lucy Fyles became virtually housebound with a severe anxiety disorder, so she picked up a colouring book and set to work. Lucy hoped for a mo...

When You Die, Your Consciousness Knows That You're Dead

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech

No one likes to think too much about what waits for us after we die, but now a study has revealed that we might actually ‘live’ a little longer th...

Quiet Time And Relaxation

Ros Taylor | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ros Taylor

Stress - it's a common theme with people I come across, from clients to friends. One illusion surrounding stress is prevalent - that it's unavoidable. Countless people tell me that they need to be on the go constantly because that is how they are made and there is nothing they can do about it.

Race Equality Campaigners Call For An End To 'Discriminatory' Mental Health Diagnosis

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK

Activists have called for a reform of “discriminatory” mental health diagnosis techniques after a major audit of race inequality indicated that bl...

This 'Turbo Charge' Brain Stimulation Is Like Three Cups Of Coffee, But With None Of The Downsides

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a way of ‘turbo-charging’ the human brain meaning that you learn faster, make fewer errors, and get better at a task mor...

In The Meantime - Allowing Change To Happen

Emma Eker | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

Over the years, I've heard a lot about this place called 'The Meantime' - the place between that which has gone (ending of a relationship, job, project, phase of your life etc) and that which has yet to materialise - your next step 'up' on the ladder of life.

Five Invisible Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress

Amani Omejer | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amani Omejer

Healing developmental trauma is this all consuming maze that I'm walking through, where nobody has a map for, because no healing maze is the same. People can offer insights into their own experiences, they can offer me a look at my map from where they're sitting, but no-one (except myself) can tell me exactly which roads to go down to heal.

Saying 'Loony Left' Stigmatises Mental Health Conditions, Says Tory

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics

A Tory campaigner hit out at his own party for using terms such as “the loony left” to attack Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. Louis Mosley said t...

People Living In Northern Ireland 'The Most Content In The UK'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK

People living in Northern Ireland are the most content in the UK, a major survey into Brits’ happiness has revealed. Meanwhile, stressed out Londo...

Labour In Fresh Anti-Semitism Row As Speaker Calls For Free Speech To Cover Holocaust Denial

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Politics

Labour faces fresh claims of anti-semitism after a speaker at a party conference fringe event said freedom of speech should cover Holocaust denial. I...

The Psychology Of Waking Up Happy

Claudia Canavan | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

From expensive mattresses to sunrise raves and pillow sprays that promise a perfect slumber: sleep and waking up have never been more fetishised. But...

Scientists Find That If You 'Trust Your Gut' You're More Likely To Believe Fake News

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers from Ohio State University have found that people who tend to rely on their ‘gut feelings’ are more likely to believe fake news. The s...

These Five Tech Devices Are Guaranteed To Make Your Life Easier

Phillip Othen | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Tech

It’s often the case that so-called tech life hacks can actually make life a bit more complicated. But here are five that will genuinely take some of...

A New AI Can Detect Signs Of Alzheimer's In The Brain A Full Decade Before Symptoms Start

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Tech

A team of researchers have created an artificial intelligence that can identify the early signs of someone who is likely to get Alzheimer’s disease ...

Budding Authors, Never Underestimate The Impact Of Sharing Your Story

Tina McGuff | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

As a teenager I suffered terribly with anorexia and was sectioned into an adult psychiatric unit to keep me alive. By the time I was 20 years old I was ready to be integrated into society via a rehab unit as I had lost all my social skills.

Who Do You Trust?

Emma Eker | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

In a world of so many opinions, possibilities and 'right' ways to live, decision making can feel overwhelming. We've all been faced with choices - some 'small' and others that feel much more 'important' - should we say yes to that social engagement, do we speak out for what feels 'right', do we turn down that job that doesn't feel right but would say goodbye to financial worries?

The Joy Of Building Blocks For Very Small Children

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents

Play is a fundamental part of a happy childhood. But when children are immersed in play, they’re not simply having a lovely time, they are honing ke...

Social Media Reality: Don't Fall For The Insta Lies...

Rhian Harris | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Parents
Rhian Harris

Some special moments do happen when have our camera handy, and we're lucky to capture them. On the whole though, those perfected images are posed and curated to portray the life we want people to believe that we have.

Fear And Pushing Your Edges

Emma Eker | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Eker

It's easy to live small - to stay safe and hide behind our thoughts of 'I can't, I won't or I don't want to'. But consider, all of these thoughts are just that. Thoughts. They're not real. Just illusionary limitations, self imposed prison cells.

A Breakthrough Discovery Could Let Us Diagnose PTSD Using A Blood Test

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

In the future post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects in 1 every 3 people who have a traumatic life experience, could potentially be diag...

We Could Soon Use DNA To Predict Schizophrenia, Autism

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists at Osaka University have discovered a potential marker within our DNA that could be used to predict complex diseases such as schizophrenia ...

Self Harm Is More Than Physical

Fiona Kennedy | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Kennedy

Years ago, before self-harm became part of my life, my understanding of the term would have been as a purely physical act. I equated self-harm with physical self-injury, of the sort that would leave visible damage.

Family Life And Quality Time: A Solvable Problem

Dr. Richard Woolfson | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Parents
Dr. Richard Woolfson

Family life with children is hectic and time is always at a premium. Everyone - young and old - has their own busy schedules, and this means that there may only be a few moments available every day for activities which involve both parents and children.

The Disordered Leading The Discontent: Trump And The Psychology Of Crowds

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Aaron Balick

The bad news is that these psychological mechanisms are very powerful. The capacity to see what we want to see in others while ignoring contrary evidence is potent indeed. The good news is that these tactics aren't sustainable: the truth ultimately wins out.